Rick Wiles

Far-right Commentator and Conspiracy Theorist

Said of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston is the result of the city’s “LGBT devotion,” despite overwhelming evidence pointing to climate change as a factor in the storm and flooding: “Here’s a city that has boasted of its LGBT devotion, its affinity for the sexual perversion movement in America. They’re underwater.”

Said: “If God sent angels to this country, homosexuals would attempt to rape them. I have read comments by homosexual rights activists—I don’t even want to say the words, I can’t even say it, what they want to do to our Lord, Jesus Christ. I have seen comments, it’s so wicked, so blasphemous I can’t even say it. I don’t want to even go there.”

Said a “gay/lesbian Nazi regime” by a secret death squad controlled by a secret government iis responsible for the the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. 

Misgendered trans Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, called her “mentally ill,” and asked the state’s residents to “chase that freak out of the state.”

Said the death of Richard E. Weber Jr., who died of COVID-19 complications, is a sign sent by God: “He was a senior lawyer for the LGBT Bar Association of New York. The lawyers who sue churches, the lawyers who sue ministries… one of their senior lawyers for the gay rights movement died today in New York City of the coronavirus. There is a judgment, I’m telling you, a plague is underway. Get under the blood of Jesus Christ. Do not be in opposition to the Lord Jesus Christ and his church!”

Claimed that out cable news hosts Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper were proof that America has been “homosexualized.”

Said the Antichrist will be a “homosexual Jew.”

Claimed that the Nazis were attempting to create a “homosexual race” of soldiers.

During the Ebola outbreak, said he hoped the virus would “solve” America’s “problem” with homosexuality.

The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.